Title: Should CRISPER Scientists Play God?
Author: Ted Peters
Abstract: Will CRISPR usher in a new era of Promethean overreach? CRISPR makes gene editing widely available and cheap. Anti-play-god bioethicists fear that geneticists will play god and precipitate a backlash from nature that could be devastating. In contrast to the anti-play-god bioethicists, this article recommends that laboratory science invoke the Precautionary Principle: pause at the yellow caution light, but then with constant risk-assessment proceed ahead.
Title: Five myths about gene editing
Author: Bonnie Rochman
Abstract: CRISPR's breakthrough made headlines. But are we ready to engineer designer babies?